from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An upright pole, post, or support.
- n. A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
- transitive v. To equip with stanchions.
- transitive v. To confine (cattle) by means of stanchions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vertical pole, post, or support.
- n. A framework of such posts, used to secure or confine cattle.
- v. To erect stanchions, or equip something with stanchions.
- v. To confine by means of stanchions, typically used for cattle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A prop or support; a piece of timber in the form of a stake or post, used for a support or stay.
- n. Any upright post or beam used as a support, as for the deck, the quarter rails, awnings, etc.
- n. A vertical bar for confining cattle in a stall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fasten to or by a stanchion.
- n. A post, pillar, or beam used for a support, as a piece of timber supporting one of the main parts of a roof; a prop.
- n. One of the upright bars in a stall for cattle.
- n. In ship-building, an upright post or beam of different forms, used to support the deck, the rails, the nettings, awnings, etc.
- n. plural In milit. engin., one of the upright side-pieces of a gallery-frame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any vertical post or rod used as a support
Yasushi Takashita smiled sheepishly when his slender girlfriend Rika, clinging to the train stanchion next to him, suggested he use the Internet to search for some college-related information he needs.
A stanchion is a restraining device that loosely clamps a goat's neck limiting its forward and backward motion while permitting some lateral motion.
I felt like one of those guys who's walking briskly down the street text messaging and is suddenly knocked cold by a streetlight stanchion he didn't see.
The recipe calls for "1 medium cow, about 1,400 pounds, butterflied, skin removed" and "1 heavy block-and-tackle attached to a steel stanchion set in concrete."
Saturday and slid into a sign stanchion, which ripped through the window line, shearing off most of the roof.
On Saturday, 15 people were killed and more than 20 injured when another coach, destined for Chinatown from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino, overturned and slid into a highway sign stanchion in the Bronx.
The bus was knocked onto its side after hitting a guard rail and a steel stanchion.
Mr. Chara hit Mr. Pacioretty into the boards, driving his head into a stanchion supporting the glass around the ice.
For the first time in 80 years, three of the four processions for the end of Holy Week, Semana Santa, were cancelled, thanks to mad billows blowing over every banner and stanchion and cordon, rain guttering from every rooftop, children's fingers growing waxy.
I remember Liverpool arriving at The Dell to play Southampton, the Sky bloke was fitting the camera into the goal stanchion and we spent half the warm-up giggling as we tried to curl the ball into the net and knock the camera off its stand.